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14 Gifts Your Parents Will Love

They’ll no longer be the hardest people to shop for with this hit list

Mandy Ferreira
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Floral Photo Books

Making a gift-worthy photo album has never been easier. Chatbooks automatically imports photos from your Facebook, Instagram, or Camera Roll so you can choose your favorites without ever leaving the app. The graphic 6”x6” photo books come complete with full-size images, heartfelt captions, and gorgeous floral covers designed by Rifle Paper Co. Give the whole 12-book series to your parents as the gift that keeps on giving, or split up the books as they arrive among family members.

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A Mug of One’s Own

Nothing can ever repay your mom for all of the late nights, temper tantrums, and worry-induced gray hairs, but this indestructible enamel mug is a start. Each mug is hand-dipped for a vintage vibe that transitions seamlessly from cold mornings to camping. Fill ‘er up with strong coffee or a generous pour of “mom juice.”

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French Gold

A step or four up from the classic macaroni necklace, your maman (French for mom) will never want to take off this Parisian-chic necklace. Los Angeles-based designers Maya Brenner and Clare Vivier paired up to create this timeless, 14k yellow gold piece that’s worthy of everyday wear.

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Modern Polaroid

Take your parents back in time with this point, shoot, and print camera. The compact–and seriously stylish–Sofort is easy to use. Capture the moment spontaneously or customize every shot with the streamlined settings. Include extra Leica or Fujifilm Instax Mini film packs to keep the good times rolling.
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Untethered Sound

These aren’t the clunky, puffy headphones that used to embarrass you in your youth. Fitbit’s streamlined wireless headphones are built to withstand sweaty workouts without budging, but we’re just as impressed with their slick style and crisp audio. From the gym to the streets to the office, they fit in anywhere.

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Personal Assistant

Make life easier with Google’s latest digital assistant. The tiny Google Mini is a handy, standalone smart speaker that disappears in any room thanks to its modern design and fabric cover. There aren’t any buttons to worry about or complicated instructions, and the whole thing can be set up in minutes, no tech-savviness required.

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Heirlooms to Grow Into

Indulge your favorite gardener with fruitful heirloom seeds. This kit includes easy-growing globe basil, cherry tomatoes, lemon mint, and zucchini seeds as well as full growing instructions and recipes that make the harvest shine. No need for wrapping paper–the beautiful wood crate and packaging have all the pomp you need.

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Outdoor Pizza Oven

You can’t beat homemade pizza, especially if you make it on the grill. BakerStone’s pizza oven box converts a two-burner or large grill into the perfect spot to bake up a pie. The porcelain oven holds in the heat to evenly cook your masterpiece, as well the rest of your meal. Roast vegetables, fish, and meat, or bake a quick after-dinner treat.

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Comfy Throne

Whether beachside or fireside, these superlight chairs are supportive and comfortable enough to camp out in. At less than two pounds, the Flexlite folds up in a flash and stores in an easy-to-carry sack. A side pocket keeps a book, flashlight, or snacks at the ready.

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Custom Portrait

  • Minted Custom House Print, from $41

Transform the family home, their first house, or even the building where they met into a work of art. This custom portrait uses your photo as a guide to create a drawing worthy of prime wall space. Choose from 26 colors and multiple frames to make it your own.

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Double Shot

Perfect for brunch or days when one just isn’t enough, this dual espresso maker sits right on the stove and produces seriously scrumptious shots. As the water boils, perfectly brewed espresso pours beautifully from the fountain top into the waiting cups.

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Party Classic

It’s time to finally update the old, chipped set of mismatched dishes. This painted chip and dip pair from California-based Lulu & Georgia captures the ease and hospitality of the Golden State.

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Foldaway Tote

Ensure a bag is always at hand with this Pendleton x Baggu collection. The durable nylon bags are printed in classic Pendleton patterns and are built to carry beach gear, groceries, and more in style. Even better, they fold up small enough to slip into a pocket or purse.

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Spell It Out

Honor the family name or spell out initials with these pillows. Navy linen fabric and crisp white embroidery create an eye-catching design that manages to be both elegant and relaxed. The lumbar shape makes this statement piece truly functional for reading in bed,snuggling up on the sofa, and more.

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